Best of Arlington 2023: Best of the Rest

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Josh Groban performing at the grand opening of Capital One Hall (Photo by HGA/Alan Karchmer)

Editor Pick
New Performance Venue

Capital One Hall

There’s a new arts venue in town, and it’s already staged such big-name acts as country music star Dwight Yoakam, blues legend Buddy Guy and celebrity chef Alton Brown—not to mention the musical Tootsie and forthcoming productions of Hairspray and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (a tribute to the Queen of Soul), through its Broadway in Tysons series. Opened in the fall of 2021 with a 1,600-seat proscenium stage and a 225-seat black-box theater, Capital One Hall hosted more than 300 shows in its first year. Fans have landed here to see not only box-office stars, but also plays by community theater groups that benefit from subsidized rental rates and production support. With its glowing vertical marquee, rooftop sky park, grand marble staircase and a soaring atrium with 60-foot ceilings (which can be booked for weddings and other events), things are looking up for arts lovers in Tysons. Coming next: The Opening Act, “a pre-show culinary experience,” for which the venue’s executive chef will be preparing foods inspired by performances. –Susan Anspach

 

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A new electric model Mercedes-Benz. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

Reader Pick
Car Dealership

Mercedes-Benz of Arlington

Mercedes-Benz is a trusted name. So is this Arlington dealership, where fans of the German luxury auto brand can kick the tires of sparkling new (or cream-puff used) sedans, wagons and SUVs, or bring in their beloved S-class convertible for service. General sales manager Mark Zetlin’s grandfather opened the family business 85 years ago—it’s one of the nation’s last five original Mercedes dealerships remaining—and his 90-year-old father still sits on the board. Employing a staff of 200, the dealership sells and services Mercedes exclusively, but the service side of the business has been the busier of the two since the pandemic began. With supply-chain issues, Zetlin says, “people want to hang on to their cars.” Should yours happen to be a Mercedes, you’ll find yourself in good company here: More than 100 cars pass through its service center every day. –Susan Anspach 

Other top vote-getters:

Safford Brown Honda Arlington, Beyer Volvo, Koons Arlington Toyota, Lindsay Lexus

 

Reader Pick
Accounting Firm

Wendroff & Associates

Other top vote-getters:

Atlas CPA, Klausner & Company, The McGruder Group

 

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Reader Pick
Financial Planner/ Advisor

Washington Wealth Advisors

Other top vote-getters:

Centurion Wealth Management, Clarendon Wealth Management, Evermay Wealth Management, Omega Wealth Management

 

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Reader Pick
Insurance Agent

Carlos Ruiz
CMR Insurance Agency

Other top vote-getters:

Michael Garcia (State Farm), Lynn Heinrichs (State Farm), Billy Simons (Rust Insurance Agency)

 

Reader Pick
Personal Injury Law Firm

Sher, Cummings and Ellis

Other top vote-getters:

The Law Offices of Charles W. O’Donnell